The reading list – a day early as I’m off to the taverns and love-dungeons of Brussels for the weekend to teach Belgians how to drink beer.
- Where the Internet Lives – world map with countries scaled based on the number of internet users they have.
- W3C Geofencing API Spec Ready for Comment & Contribution – includes Service Workers for extra zeitgasms
- [selectors4] Features to Defer native CSS
:has()“parent selector” deferred until 2078.
- 20 Home Pages, 500 Trackers Loaded: Media Succumbs to Monitoring Frenzy
- Stop Gratuitous UI Animation
- Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It IoT security is a major challenge when Things can kill you.
- Startup lands $100 million to challenge smartphone superpowers Apple and Google – loads of ex-Mozillians set up “H5OS”, a commercial fork of Firefox OS, funded with Chinese government money.
- The Chinese Firefox OS fork is all about control writes PPK, continuing “this story is definitely worth following — but from a political angle, without the HTML5 openness ideological blah” which, in the absence of more information, I tend to agree with, although Xiaomi’s Mi OS based on Android Open Source Project or Alibaba’s Yun OS (also based from AOSP) may be better candidates for a “state” Operating System, if such a thing is planned
- European web law developments < 30 min talk by Heather Burns at WordCamp Europe, June 2015
- Small Pieces Loosely Tied Together With URLs – ““The Network is the Democracy.” Our revolution is under attack from reactionary forces. We must storm the barricades.”
- At the limit of Moore’s law: scientists develop molecule-sized transistors – “A red blood cell is a 36,000 times bigger. Even a strand of DNA is 15 times bigger”
- nice nice JPG – “The only image placeholder service on the web bringing you nothing but Vanilla Ice jpgs.”